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  • Compost Worms

    3:13 pm | February 22, 2019

    What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm. Jokes aside, here’s how to care for your compost worms. The worms you may have purchased in the plastic container at your local Independent Garden Centre are not likely to be ordinary “earthworms” but a very close relative, especially bred for composting. They are a mixture of tiger worms (Eisenia Fetida), […]

  • Gardenia

    10:05 am | February 12, 2019

      Gardenia are very popular and a much-loved shrub, which originated from China. They thrive in the warm temperate climates.   The most popular varieties include:  G. Augusta ‘Florida’, a glossy leaved evergreen shrub which grows to 1.2 -1.5 metres tall, it blooms pure white, heavily perfumed flowers. The blooms mainly occur in the warmer months.  G. Augusta ‘Magnifica’ Resembles the G. Augusta ‘Florida’ […]

  • Roses

    9:56 am | February 7, 2019

    The Rose has been called the “Queen of Flowers” and has been written about in poetry, songs, and love letters, more so than any other garden plant. Just think of the famous “Peace” rose that was so named to celebrate the end of World War 2. The fragrance of a rose is beguiling, exotic, delicate, and subtle, and the variety of roses can […]

  • Valentine’s Day: Buy A Living Gift

    4:49 pm | February 5, 2019

    A Living Gift provides many weeks or months of flowering beauty and is fantastic value for money. So…. Love your local garden centre and buy a Living Gift for Valentine’s Day. At your ‘local’, you will find plenty of inspirational ideas with a great selection of flowering potted plants such as the traditional Chrysanthemums through to the exotic and stunning Moth Orchids. It’s hard […]

  • Mandevillas & Dipladenias

    8:40 pm | January 31, 2019

    An All-time favourite of ours. Stunning tropical –look summer showstoppers providing an irresistible show of colour to brighten up your home. Here’s a tip: Mandevillas love to climb, whereas Dipladenias are their shrubby siblings! Best grown in full sun They LOVE growing in large pots Stunning exotic flowers throughout the warm months Unbelievably tough and hardy Easy-care, no fuss plants What you will need: […]

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